Category Archive: Children Charities

Apr 17

ENGLAND – Project set to look at the bright side of care

Children’s advocacy charity Voice and the University of Bristol have begun a study to identify the ingredients of a “good care journey” for children. Lewington of Voice said Bright-Spot will help identify what works well for children in care The Bright-Spot project, funded by the Hadley Trust, will work with seven to 10 councils in …

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Apr 17

UK – Government risks the well-being of vulnerable children

Release Date: 08 Apr 2013 Today welfare reform measures take effect that cap benefits at 1 per cent increase per year until 2015 for families who are in and out of work, breaking the historic link between benefits and inflation (1). Barnardo’s chief executive Anne Marie Carrie comments: It is shameful that the Government is …

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Mar 21

WALES – Father Figures: How absent fathers on welfare could pay meaningful child support

  Father Figures shows that absent fathers on benefits contribute £5 a week – less than a packet of cigarettes – in child benefit payments, regardless of the number of children they have with different mothers. Policy Exchange says that the government should target these individuals and fast track them on to work experience schemes …

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Jan 12

ENGLAND – MPs to question three major children’s charities on child protection in England

The Commons Education Committee takes oral evidence today from Barnardo’s, the NSPCC and The Children’s Society. Parliament TV: The Child Protection System in England Inquiry: The Child Protection System in England Education Committee Witnesses Wednesday 11 January 2012 in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster at 9.30am (public) Phillip Noyes, Director of Strategy and Development, NSPCC Kate Wallace, …

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Jan 10

ENGLAND – Barnardo’s reveals desperate need of older children in care

New statistics out today to mark the start of Barnardo’s Fostering and Adoption Week suggest that urgent attention needs to be paid to the care of older, vulnerable, children. Nearly twelve thousand (43%) of all the children who entered care in England last year were aged 10 and over – this includes children as old …

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Oct 09

UK – Four in ten disabled children are living in poverty

Children’s Society publishes new report as part of national campaign Four in ten disabled children in the UK – that is 320,000 – are living in poverty, according to a new report by The Children’s Society. Nearly a third of those 320,000 are living in severe poverty. The Society says that when a disabled adult …

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